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Employment by industry (Census)

Retail Trade is the largest employer in the City of Melton, making up 13.8% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in City of Melton regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across the City of Melton.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. The City of Melton currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that the City of Melton subscribe to the FULL version of

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Melton 2016
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Number%Victoria %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2491.02.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1150.51.1
Wholesale Trade8753.53.2
Retail Trade3,41613.810.2
Accommodation and Food Services2,0368.26.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2114.94.7
Information Media and Telecommunications1810.71.9
Financial and Insurance Services3591.53.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3491.41.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8073.37.9
Administrative and Support Services6952.83.4
Public Administration and Safety1,8897.75.3
Education and Training3,34113.58.7
Health Care and Social Assistance2,57510.412.5
Arts and Recreation Services3971.61.9
Other Services9904.03.6
Industry not classified1,1914.84.7

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Victoria: 2.2% Mining, Victoria: 0.3% Manufacturing, Victoria: 7.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Victoria: 1.1% Construction, Victoria: 8.3% Wholesale Trade, Victoria: 3.2% Retail Trade, Victoria: 10.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Victoria: 6.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Victoria: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Victoria: 1.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Victoria: 3.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Victoria: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Victoria: 7.9% Administrative and Support Services, Victoria: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Victoria: 5.3% Education and Training, Victoria: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Victoria: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Victoria: 1.9% Other Services, Victoria: 3.6% Industry not classified, Victoria: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Melton: 1.0% Mining, City of Melton: 0.3% Manufacturing, City of Melton: 4.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Melton: 0.5% Construction, City of Melton: 11.4% Wholesale Trade, City of Melton: 3.5% Retail Trade, City of Melton: 13.8% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Melton: 8.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Melton: 4.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Melton: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Melton: 1.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Melton: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Melton: 3.3% Administrative and Support Services, City of Melton: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, City of Melton: 7.7% Education and Training, City of Melton: 13.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Melton: 10.4% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Melton: 1.6% Other Services, City of Melton: 4.0% Industry not classified, City of Melton: 4.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in City of Melton in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (3,416 local workers 13.8%)
  • Education and Training (3,341 local workers 13.5%)
  • Construction (2,803 local workers 11.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 9,560 people in total or 38.7% of local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 10.2% in Retail Trade; 8.7% in Education and Training; and 8.3% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of Melton and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (13.5% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.8% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.3% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (4.6% compared to 7.8%)